OUR STAFF

Erica Cleveland MS, LPC

Erica Cleveland is a psychotherapist and the Founder of Mindful Transformations Counseling Center in Spring, Texas. Erica was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She started her journey after graduating from Sam Houston State University where she majored in Elementary Education.  Although Erica thought that was her destiny, she did not know that was not her last stop.  She pursued a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University and accepted a school counseling position.  As the years went by, her passion to counsel continued to grow for all people.  Erica began to work in private practice and was a part of the clinical team at Kingwood Pines Hospital. Working in a variety of counseling roles for the last 18 years has allowed Erica to effectively work with a wide range of groups, children, seniors, adolescents, teens,couples and families in anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, self-esteem and anger management. Erica is clinically licensed through the Licensed Professional Counselors Board in The State of Texas. Erica actively participates in panels, seminars and speaks to various groups and organizations.  Not only does she enjoy educating and bringing awareness about mental health; she also speaks on the importance of self-love and maximizing your full potential in life. During Erica’s free time, she loves to spend time with her family by watching movies and playing board games.

“I love being a part of my client's transformation and growth and helping them achieve their fondest desires.”

Christine

Christine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years counseling experience working with adolescent, adults, and families. She has experience with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and ADHD. She often combines skills from Cognitive Behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy to help equip individuals with the tools they will need to live a more fulfilling and joy-filled life.

Kietha

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Kietha is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, licensed through the Texas State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), supervised by Dr. Faline Christensen, PHD, LMFT.  She graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She has always had a dream of helping others. As a teacher she saw there was a need to not only help her students, but families as a whole. This started her on the path of obtaining a Master of Science in Psychology, specializing in Family, Couples, and Individual Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University-Houston. She has experience providing couple, individual, family, and group therapy in a variety of settings including in/outpatient, and private practice. She worked as a clinical therapist intern in an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital working with children, adolescents, and adults with high suicidal risk, behavioral disorders, substance abuse, and survivors of physical and/or emotional abuse.

Her client-centered approach integrates Family Systems Theory with the postmodern approaches of Solution Focused, Narrative, and Collaborative Language Systems Theory to help clients reconstruct understandings, meanings, and interpretations through therapeutic genuine inquiry of constructs of values and beliefs developed from past experiences and interactions.

Jennifer

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas and New York. She graduated from State University of New York (SUNY) at Old Westbury with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has eight years of experience. 

Initially she began her career in New York working in agencies whose mission was to help the underserved populations. She brings with her a diverse professional background and a wide array of experience. She has experience working with the homeless population, mentally ill chemically addicted (MICA), and Veterans who were in crisis. She has helped people that were suffering from a range of issues including anxiety, depression, history of trauma, and low self-esteem to name a few. Eventually she found her way to a position in a Private Practice and this is where she felt most at home and most impactful.

Utilizing an eclectic approach Jennifer pulls techniques from different methodologies in order to tailor her sessions to best fit what her client’s needs are at that moment. Some of the models she pulls from are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychoanalysis. She also dedicates time during her sessions to doing Inner Child work with her clients. Jennifer believes that her role as a Counselor is not a job but a calling and finds great joy and fulfillment in the work she does. She says that she considers it an honor to be chosen to help someone along their healing journey and also states that she is grateful for the opportunity to do this work.

Kati

Making the decision to get help for your mental wellbeing is incredibly important and brave. I am here to support and assist you on your path to wellness. I take a person centered holistic approach to therapy in which we consider all aspects of your life. 

 

I am currently a student at Case Western Reserve University for my masters in social work under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker. I am passionate about working with individuals with eating disorders and body image issues and have experience in working with both. I have a special interest in Acceptance Commitment Therapy and have been studying it and applying it in my practice regularly. I am continuously learning about the treatment and effects of trauma and keeping up to date with evidence-based practices. 

 

I am excited to get to meet you and work collaboratively to achieve your goals so you can live a life of meaning and purpose. 

Shahada

Shahada is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Sherell Hebert LPC.


S. Shahada holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University and her Bachelors in psychology from Florida A&M University. She has previous experience working with adults and adolescents in both inpatient as well as outpatient levels in treatment of anger, trauma, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Shahada’s therapeutic orientation is diverse as each client is unique, with a strong cognitive-behavioral therapy base.

 

Shahada’s goal is to foster a tranquil space not only where clients are safe to share who they are but to facilitate the change they hope to see in themselves.

Amanda

My goal in counseling is to meet each client where they are, with compassion, empathy, and when appropriate, a little bit of laughter. I genuinely believe each person deserves the chance to be seen where they are currently at. Together, we can begin to grow and create lasting change. My personal passion is helping others realize their strengths and guiding them as they navigate their way to a happier, healthier lifestyle through whatever counseling style that may be. My passion is working with children, teens, and young adults struggling to find their place in life.


I graduated from the Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Psychology and Elementary Education in 2007 and Master of Education in Community and School Counseling in 2010. Currently, and for many years, I have worked as a special education teacher and counselor working with younger children with developmental delays and I believe this has made me a stronger counselor. I have experience with individual, family and group therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including group homes, outpatient and inpatient treatment centers. I worked for any years in an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital dealing with many high-risk situations and can handle crisis well.

 

I have spent my time working with a variety of clients suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, as well as those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Viki

Viki Is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. She graduated from Sam Houston State with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Education in Counseling.  Viki’s therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioral; however, because therapy is unique to each person, she pulls from a variety of other modalities to help clients meet their needs. Viki’s goal is to work collaboratively and facilitate your journey to a healthier and happier life.

Destiny

Destiny is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate under the supervision of Cynthia R. Carter, MS, LPC, LMFT. 

 

She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences. After experiencing counseling for herself, Destiny had a growing interest in mental health and wanted to impact others by helping them heal, which started her journey in the field of therapy. She obtained her Master’s degree in Human Sciences from Prairie View A&M University. 

 

Before obtaining her license, Destiny worked at Mindful Transformations as a practicum student. During that time, she helped clients with a wide range of concerns including self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, and LGBTQIA+ affirming/ sexual identity issues. Destiny takes an individualized, client-centered approach and aims to meet each client where they are. Most often, she uses Solution-Focused, Emotion Focused, and Multigenerational Family Therapy techniques to help clients get to the root of their problems and motivate them to make positive changes for the future. 

Amanda

My greatest passion over the last 12 years has been providing personal care whether as a wife, a mother or a companion to the Houston community. Growing up in a small town led me to push for more opportunities. Right out of high school I found my calling in caring for the senior community, the church community which all has led me to administration of healthcare where I reside here at Mindful Transformations. My desire is to help our community rather it is focused towards mental health, physical health, and/or spiritual health. We all want to live a healthy lifestyle and that takes one step at a time & patience. All of us together as a community can save a soul to be set free from their own struggles in their mind but also in their heart. My vision is to build a core value that will help those seeking for love (which may not know they are seeking) but in different aspects of life that we are learning today!